Earl Best’s death at the age of 74 was announced by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. He writes: Lion Ibanbe !!!!
Public viewing took place at the Transcend Worship Center on Clinton Avenue in Irvington, where people who wanted to pay homage were lined up for hours.
The burial was set up to follow a memorial service at Newark’s Fairmount Cemetery.
The Newark natives spent 17 years in prison, but came out with a mission to help young men and women avoid his mistakes and devote their lives to stopping violence on the streets.
His non-profit organization, Street Warriors, worked to keep young people away from gangsters and violence.
It was known that he appeared in a lab coat and a bag at a local rally and told people that he had the “right medicine”, a prescription for fighting violence.
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A funeral was held for Earl Best, an activist who turned into a Newark prisoner.
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